From the Politicker:
Councilman James Gennaro, once a fierce backer of Council Speaker Christine Quinn and an even fiercer critic of her old rival, Bill de Blasio, is now one of the presumptive Democratic nominee’s biggest fans.
“So the people really want change. And they want it now. And they want their agent of change to be Bill de Blasio. Period,” Mr. Gennaro, a term-limited Queens councilman, declared in a jubilant statement titled, “It’s a New Day in NYC- Congrats to de Blasio!”
“On the number one issue of change, it was a rout for de Blasio. In the overall vote count, it was a rout for de Blasio. Highest favorability rating? De Blasio. Lowest unfavorable rating? De Blasio. You get the idea,” he added.
While many of Ms. Quinn’s former backers have turned to Mr. de Blasio, the words are especially notable coming from Mr. Gennaro, who was once one of Ms. Quinn’s most aggressive attack dogs, bashing Mr. de Blasio on issue after issue. As the public advocate pressed Ms. Quinn to pass paid sick leave legislation earlier this year, Mr. Gennaro shot back, for instance, that Mr. de Blasio was simply “on a quest for relevance.”
Because Gennaro is on a quest for a new job.